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Ramp Closed from US Route 13 Northbound and Southbound to I-295 Northbound
By host on 11/09/2009:  

Title:
Ramp Closed from US Route 13 Northbound and Southbound to I-295 Northbound
    Detours Posted; Landers Lane Exit Also Closed
Contact Info:
James Salmon
(302) 571-6409
Date of Issue:
11/09/09
Supplementary Files:
application/pdf Supplementary file (application/pdf, 86 Kb)
Press Release:
(New Castle, DE) Today, the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) contractors will
close the ramp from US Route 13 Northbound and Southbound to I-295 Northbound to pave the
Ramp and I-295 Northbound from the US Route 13 Overpass to the Landers Lane Exit. Detours
have been posted. Weather permitting, the closure schedule for both the Landers Lane Exit and
the Ramp from US Route 13 Northbound and Southbound to Interstate 295 Northbound is as
folllows:
Monday, November 9 ........................................ 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10 ...................................... 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11 ................................ 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 12 .................................... 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This construction activity is part of the $26.8 million Phase III construction project on I-
295 northbound and associated ramps that began in June 2008. This project is a collaborative
effort between DRBA and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) designed to
improve roadway safety and operational capacity, while rehabilitating aging roadways, ramps, and
bridges. New traffic patterns are being created and bridges no longer needed are being removed.
An important element of this project is addressing an existing safety concern regarding traffic
cutting across I-295 northbound lanes between I-95/I-495 and US13 which will be eliminated
under this project. In addition, approximately 1.6 miles of I-295 northbound will be rehabilitated/
reconstructed bringing the roadway up to today’s federal guidelines.

The DRBA has designed the projects for as few delays as possible. However, during
morning and evening rush hours, some delays should be expected. The safety of the traveling
public and on-site highway contractors is the agency’s highest priority. The posted speed limit of
35 mph in the construction zone will be strictly enforced. Commuters and travelers are urged
to be careful and stay alert in and around construction zones, obey all posted speed limit signs, and plan to take a few extra minutes during the commute.

For more information on this construction project, please visit the Authority’s website at
www.drba.net/road_work_info.pdf